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San Antonio Spurs vs Utah Jazz: Prediction, Key Players, Injuries

By George Middleton
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The San Antonio Spurs take on the Utah Jazz on Sunday night at the AT&T Center.

The game is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. CT and will be televised on FSSW. The game can also be heard on the radio on WOAI 1200 AM.

The matchup is the second of three between the two teams. The Utah Jazz beat the Spurs 100-96 on December 9th. Tim Duncan finished with 23 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocks.

How will the Spurs fare against the Jazz? We take a look at recent history, injuries, and key players to predict the outcome of the game!

Recent Games

San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs are 25-16 overall and 14-6 at home. The Spurs are coming off a 110-96 win against the Portland Trail Blazers. Kawhi Leonard had 20 points in his return after a 15 game absence with a bruised right hand.

Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz are 14-26 overall and 7-14 on the road. The Jazz are coming of a 94-85 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night. Gordon Hayward led the way with 31 points and 7 assists.

Injuries

San Antonio Spurs

Marco Belinelli– Marco Belinelli is out with a left groin injury.

Utah Jazz

Alec Burks– Alec Burks is out for the season with a left shoulder injury.

Rodney Hood– Rodney Hood is probable with a foot injury.

Players to Watch For Utah Jazz

Gordon Hayward- At the age of 24, Gordon Hayward has turned into one of the best wings in the league. Hayward is a terrific offensive player, as he can shoot, pass and create his own shot. He is averaging 19.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.1 assists.

Derrick Favors– Derrick Favors has been on a tear as of late. The 23 year old big man is averaging 19.4 points and 10 rebounds in his last five games. On the season, he is averaging 16.2 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.5 blocks.

Trey Burke– It feels as if many Jazz players have been stepping their production as of late. Burke is rolling just like Favors. On the season, he is averaging 12.9 points and 5 assists. It’s obvious that Burke’s season numbers don’t jump out at anyone. But in his last nine games, he is averaging 17.9 points and 4.9 assists.

Prediction

103. 29. 89. 118.

The Jazz have a talented roster, but the Spurs will get revenge after the Jazz picked up an upset win over them. Kawhi Leonard and Tim Duncan should have big games as the Spurs will blow out the Jazz.

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